• Procurement Specialist III

    Requisition # 2019-10598
    Date Posted 3 months ago(7/11/2019 9:12 PM)
    Department
    PPPL Business Operations
    Category
    Financial Services and Procurement
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Promote a high degree of professionalism in purchasing activities. Minimize risks to PPPL and the government, while meeting Procurement objectives, safeguarding Laboratory policies, and maintaining effective relationships with Department of Energy (DOE), Princeton University, and various Laboratory stakeholders.

    Responsibilities

    The Buyer (Procurement Specialist III) is responsible for cradle-to-grave administration of commercial and non-commercial “moderate” risk acquisitions.

    • Utilizes independent problem-solving techniques and skills, including managing procurement requestor meetings to minimize procurement risk and promote value of the procurement process
    • Supports acquisition pre-award support including: SOWs, Acquisition Strategy Support, Cost Estimates, Market Research, RFPs/RFQs, Source Selection, and other miscellaneous pre-award documentation
    • Seeks quality goods/services at fair and reasonable prices to meet the Laboratory’s needs
    • Manages supplier relationships
    • Negotiates and awards purchase orders
    • Maintains excellent file documentation, standard format and record retention consistent with PPPL Procurement manual for all procurements
    • Engages in post-award administration

      The PS III participates in special projects as assigned by the Director of Procurement and assumes the authority fully commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities.

    Qualifications


    Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Buyer in a purchasing/procurement environment; Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred 

     

    Preferred Experience: Experience within construction, facilities, aerospace or Federal Government procurement - Relevant business experience with progressively increasing responsibilities - Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other applicable government regulations

     

    • Knowledge of federally funded procurements, FARs DEARs and Uniform Commercial Code is strongly preferred.
    • Ample experience in all aspects of market research, source selection, cost/price analysis, negotiating in accordance with relevant procurement regulations and best practices.
    • Knowledge of computer-based procurement systems; demonstrated skills using various software
    • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office. 


    Other strongly desired skills and traits include: Excellent verbal and written communications; results oriented, self-motivated, independent decision-making and problem-solving, negotiation skills; and outstanding prioritization and multi-tasking skills.

    High ethical standards representative of Princeton University’s commitment to excellence are a must.

     

    This position requires occasional reaching, stooping and lifting of office files, reports and records, typically weighing 5 pounds or less. Reasonable accommodations will be considered which would allow the employee to perform the essential functions of this job.

     

    Standard office environment

     

     

    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    ADM, 04

    Standard Weekly Hours

    40.00

    Eligible for Overtime

    No

    Benefits Eligible

    Yes

    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

    No

    Physical Capacity Exam Required

    No

    Valid Driver's License Required

    No

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